Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts, such as culture change, data systems, payment methods, and management roles.
He is a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (and participated in many of that organisation’s seminal works on quality and patient safety). He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives.
For many years, he has been named among Modern Physician’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare.” He has been named among the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare) for over 7 years, and Modern Healthcare’s “25 Top Clinical Informaticists”.
Before coming to Intermountain, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health and staffed the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. He presently serves on several non-profit boards of trustees, dedicated to clinical improvement.